Traveling as a couple – pros and cons

Travelling as a couple will either be the best or worst thing for your relationship. Sharing once in a lifetime moments with your loved on is something very special, much more special than enjoying it by yourself.

Of course if you’re going on a short break then you’ll have a great time because you’ll both be in great spirits and it’s just a short trip. But, if you’re planning to hit the road and backpack for a few months then it’s definitely going to be a bit more testing on your relationship.

I personally think that traveling as a couple is fantastic. Here are the pros and cons to remember before heading to the airport:


  • You will learn so much about your partner when you travel the world together
  • There will be so many once in a lifetime memories created and you get to share it with the one you love
  • Facing challenges together and overcoming problems makes you a better team and your relationship stronger
  • It’s the only way you can travel for several months now. By this I mean that a boyfriend can’t tell his girlfriend he’s going backpacking for 6 months alone – she’s not going to be too happy about that. So the only solution is to go together
  • Sharing the costs makes the travel cheaper
  • If you come back home in a stronger relationship the likely hood is that you’re with the person you’ll be marrying soon – that’s if you didn’t get engaged on the road


  • There is always a chance that you will fall out a lot when you travel because you are with each other 24 hours a day
  • You may not get out and explore as much as you should because you have to cater to the needs of your partner
  • It can be more difficult to meet new people because other travellers are less likely to approach a couple
  • It could be the end of your relationship because you can’t stand the sight of each other by the time you get home.

Despite the cons I stick by my opinion that it’s a great idea to travel as a couple! Tell us all about your experiences, do you have any tales to tell (good and bad)? I know that we would all love to read anything you’d like to share!


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